London-based Thomson Reuters is offering a new enterprise instant messaging (EIM) service that allows users to communicate colleagues regardless of technology boundaries.
The Reuters Messaging Interchange is a global instant messaging hub that connects Thomson Reuters RM with the leading EIM systems, such as Cisco's Jabber XCP, IBM Lotus' Sametime and Microsoft's LCS/OCS. Users of these systems can now connect with over 5,000 external organizations and add their business contacts to a global external community.
RM Interchange enables businesses worldwide to federate without the need to establish individual links between them. Customers connecting to RM Interchange are also automatically connected to the Reuters Messaging community including over 130,000 end-users in 5,000 firms worldwide, and will be listed on the inter-company community directory enabling users to quickly find counterparts.